Dignity is more important to the human spirit than wealth.
When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
When people gain income, they gain choice, and that is fundamental to dignity.
Dignity is more important than wealth.
Freedom ultimately is dignity. And dignity, not income, is the opposite of poverty.
If indeed we can create systems that allow individuals to access goods and services like health and housing and energy and water, in a way that they can afford, they'll all have greater choice, greater opportunity, greater dignity.
The best change that comes to the world is when all parties are seeing each other as equal, and all parties have the opportunity to be transformed. That really goes back to the idea of dignity.
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